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The economy of Morehouse Parish was built upon the strengths it provides to the community including its people, businesses & education system.

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Quality of Life

The Morehouse parish lifestyle

A beautiful landscaped lawn to hobby farm acreage, the area has a home to fit many budgets. You can get a lot for your money in Morehouse Parish.

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A healthy, active and safe lifestyle

Scenic and outdoor recreation opportunities include hunting, fishing, water sports, camping and biking. Plus museums, fine shopping & festivals!

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Our Location

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Market Access
Morehouse Parish, Louisiana is well-positioned at the Louisiana-Arkansas border on the 4-lane U.S. Hwy. 165 near I-20. The parish offers the location advantages of a rural community adjacent to the Monroe metropolitan labor market area.

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Bill John, Director of Marketing

John N. John Truckline

The work ethic and attitudes of the people in Morehouse Parish and specifically the Bastrop area, was the key factor in John N. John choosing Bastrop, La for our newest terminal. Many thanks to Kay King, Morehouse Parish Economic Development, Bastrop City Officials and the People of Morehouse Parish for their warm welcome, valuable assistance, pro-business climate and positive attitudes!

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About our Organization

Morehouse Economic Development Corporation was founded by community stakeholders as a non-profit organization in 1984 to focus on diversification of area business. The organization serves the City of Bastrop, Villages of Bonita, Collinston, Mer Rouge, Oak Ridge and communities of Log Cabin and Beekman. The organization is proactive in strategic planning for developing the economy of the parish through marketing of area resources. For assistance with your business ideas, expansion or relocation of you business please contact us.